Ascension Catholic at
7 p.m. at Clark Field, Lafayette.
RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 1-2, Ascension Episcopal 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic beat False River, 28-3; Ascension Episcopal beat Lafayette Christian Academy, 39-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: WR-SS Jake Lejeune, QB Collin Rowland, LB D.J. Latino, WR-LB Alex Olivier, OG-NG Ryan Rodrigue; ASCENSION EPISCOPAL: QB-DE Heath Headley, FB Joey Greco, DT Parker Parra.
NOTEWORTHY: Rowland went 13-of-19 for 187 yards with three touchdowns and one interception last week, helping Ascension Catholic overcome a 3-0 deficit for its first win. … Ascension Episcopal, from Lafayette, is in its third year playing football. … All-district running back Myles Lee, sidelined by a high ankle sprain, has not played for Ascension Episcopal since the season opener. To offset the loss, the Gators have leaned on Greco, who has responded with back-to-back 100-yard games. … Radio broadcast will be available on 1590-AM.
Ascension Christian at
The Dunham School
7 p.m. at Dunham Stadium off Siegen Lane.
RECORDS: Ascension Christian 0-3, Dunham 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Christian lost to Bogalusa, 41-0; Dunham lost to Donaldsonville, 32-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: RB-LB Jacob Puryear; DUNHAM: RB-DB Harrison Domingue, WR-CB Andrew Langston, WR/SS Shawn Blume, QB Grant Messier.
NOTEWORTHY: Domingue rushed for 154 yards and two scores against Donaldsonville to lead a Dunham ground game that piled up 213 rushing yards. … Ascension Christian coach Brian Kinchen is a former Dunham assistant. … Ascension Christian looks to get on the board for the first time this year. The team has been shutout in losses to Southern Lab, University High and Bogalusa.
Baker at Livonia
7 p.m. at Livonia High
RECORDS: Baker 0-3; Livonia 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Baker lost to Wilkinson County, Miss., 30-18; Livonia beat Catholic-PC, 53-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BAKER: FB Lavarius Williams, FS Brenton Tolliver, OL-DL Terance Catherine; LIVONIA: RB Mark Lewis, QB Mason Torres, OL Xavier Joseph, K-P Dylan Ainsworth, DL Anthony Houston.
NOTEWORTHY: Another nondistrict game matching Baker, of 6-3A, against LHS, of 5-3A. … Livonia’s Lewis leads area 3A rushers with 480 yards and 10 TDs, while Torres has 454 passing yards. … Williams ran for 105 yards last week for Baker. … Tolliver had two interceptions and one TD reception along with a 60-yard kick return for the Buffaloes.
Capitol vs. Southern Lab
7 p.m. at Southern University’s Mumford Stadium
RECORDS: Capitol 0-3; Southern Lab 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Capitol lost to Glen Oaks, 30-0; Southern Lab beat Istrouma, 21-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: RB-WR-TE Travis Hebert, WR-DB Jonathan Banks, LB-DB Joshua Claverie, NG-C-DT Michael Bady; SOUTHERN LAB: OL-DL Tre’Vonce Thomas, OL-DL Chris Bowman, LB Jarrot Thomas, RB Maurice Aucoin, WR-DB Chas Patterson.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game for 2A Capitol and 1A SLHS. … Aucoin leads the Kittens with 349 rushing yards, including 117 in last week’s win over 4A Istrouma. … First-year Capitol coach Damieon Mills seeks all-round improvement from his Class 2A squad that features less than 30 players.
7 p.m. at Donald Gardener Stadium, Opelousas.
RECORDS: Catholic-Pointe Coupee 0-3, Opelousas Catholic 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Catholic-PC lost to Livonia, 52-0; Opelousas Catholic lost to St. John-Plaquemine, 49-19.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC-PC: RB Forrest Cazayoux, OL-DL Dylan Ramagos, LB Ethan McGrew, WR Thomas Camper, OL-DL Kyle Hawkins; OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC: RB Steven Miller, RB Zach Hebert, QB Evan Wagley, DB Fred Hebert.
NOTEWORTHY: Cazayoux rushed for 115 yards to lead Catholic-PC in last week’s loss. For the season, he has 257 yards on 48 carries. … This is the District 6-1A opener for both teams. Catholic-PC looks to get the offense going after managing only 10 points in predistrict play.
7 p.m. at RHS-Monroe
RECORDS: East Feliciana 2-1; Richwood 2-1.
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana lost to Zachary, 36-32; Richwood beat Wossman, 26-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: QB Kendell Beckwith, RB Kameron McKnight, OL Braylon Jarrell, OL Freddie Walker, DL Marquelle Ross, DL Dequan Franklin, DL Christopher Matthews, LB Wando Stanpley; RICHWOOD: QB Martez Carter, RB Antonio Wilson, RB Chris Wheeler.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for two 3A teams with EFHS making its longest road trip of the regular season. …EFHS’ Beckwith has passed for 397 yards, including 193 last week to help lead the Tigers. … McKnight has a team-high 6 rushing TDs for EFHS. … Carter leads Richwood with more than 400 yards rushing in three games.
Ellender at Albany
7 p.m. at Albany.
RECORDS: Ellender 0-3, Albany 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Ellender lost to West St. Mary, 33-13; Albany beat Pine, 41-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ELLENDER: QB Dustin Creppel, RB Ralph Singleton, WR Houston Chatman; ALBANY: QB Louis Sansovich, RB Tanner Wild, OL Wesley Smith, WR Kendall Duncan, OL Ty Kinchen, DB Dalton Roach, FS Dylan Cutrer, DL Matthew Stevens.
NOTEWORTHY: Ellender has lost 25 straight dating to the 2008 season. … Albany rolled up 485 yards of total offense and had 24 first downs last week in its second straight win. Sansovich passed for 124 yards and rushed for 97. … Roach has intercepted five passes and recovered three fumbles. … Ellender is coached by former Scotlandville coach Terry Washington, a Tara High graduate.
Loyola at University
7 p.m. at
RECORDS: Loyola 2-1, University 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Loyola lost to Many, 28-24; University beat White Castle, 57-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LOYOLA: QB Matt Norton, OT Zac Earnest, C-LB Robert Montgomery, LB Reid Bodden; UNIVERSITY: QB Kyle Crifasi, WR Tristan Cooper, OL Marshall Berg, LB Hunter Bankston, WR-DB D’vante Dotson, DT William Shirley.
NOTEWORTHY: Crifasi connected with Cooper for a 72-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage last week to kick-start a surprisingly lopsided win. U-High outgained White Castle, last year’s 1A champ, 414 yards to 153. … Loyola, which lost in the first round of the 3A playoffs last year, started 2011 with victories over Delhi Charter and Logansport.
at West Feliciana
7 p.m. at WFHS-Bains
RECORDS: Marksville 2-1; West Feliciana 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Marksville beat Eunice, 42-17; West Feliciana lost to Independence, 28-27.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MARKSVILLE: RB Jake Dunbar, RB Peyton Dunbar, WR Brandon Spear; WEST FELICIANA: QB Dennis Bell, WR Greland Freeman, LB Javon Emery.
NOTEWORTHY: Two more 3A teams square off for a nondistrict game. … Peyton Dunbar, the nephew of MHS coach J.T. Dunbar ran for 195 yards and 2 TDs last week. … Peyton Dunbar, the son of the coach, added 109 rushing yards. … Bell threw a late TD pass to Freeman last week and also scored a TD for the Saints, a 3A semifinalist last season.
7 p.m. at Floyd Boutte Stadium, Donaldsonville.
RECORDS: McDonogh 35 1-2, Donaldsonville 1-2.
LAST WEEK: McDonogh 35 lost to St. Paul, 34-16; Donaldsonville beat Dunham, 32-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCDONOGH 35: QB Jyron Walters, WR Kedrick Banks, WR Roland Jenkins, OT Kenneth St. Maria; DONALDSONVILLE: QB Devon Breaux, WR Jaquel Gant, WR Leondre James, LB Marquize Zeno, LB Benton Mitchell.
NOTEWORTHY: Breaux threw for 390 yards last week with touchdown passes of 79, 41, 54 and 12 yards. Mitchell, the team’s leading tackler, had a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for Donaldsonville. … McDonogh 35 trailed St. Paul’s, the No. 1 team in the 5A poll, only 20-14 last week before the Wolves went on a late 14-0 run. … The Roneagles are one spot outside of the 4A top 10.
McMain at Port Allen
7 p.m. at Port Allen.
RECORDS: McMain 1-2, Port Allen 3-0.
LAST WEEK: McMain lost to Salmen, 36-24; Port Allen beat Crescent City, 54-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCMAIN: RB Joshua Rounds, QB Omari Jones, WR Eric Jenkins; PORT ALLEN: QB-LB Darian Claibourne, OG Tevin Talley, RB Ricky Merritt, LB Ricky Decuir, LB Terrell Lockett, LB James Pollard.
NOTEWORTHY: Jenkins had four catches for 108 yards and a touchdown and returned an interception 80 yards for a score in McMain’s loss last week. … Claibourne has passed for 369 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 227 yards and five scores.
at East St. John
7 p.m. at ESJHS-Reserve
RECORDS: Parkview 1-2; East St. John 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat Redemptorist, 48-6; East St. John lost to John Curtis, 27-18,
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: QB Cole Wilson, FB-SS Connor Hodgeson, C Taylor Krone, TE-OT Sam Wimberly; EAST ST. JOHN: QB Darion Monroe, WR Dezman Broussard.
NOTEWORTHY: Sixth-ranked PBS, of Class 3A, plays on the road for the third time in four weeks. … ESJHS assistant Dennis Lorio is a Baton Rouge native who served as a head coach locally and was an assistant at PBS several years ago. … ESJ’s Monroe has 493 passing yards, while Broussard has 255 receiving yards. … Wilson had ran for 3 TDs last week for PBS and has 261 passing yards this season. … RB Hezekiah Randolph adds 210 rushing yards for the Eagles.
at White Castle
7 p.m. at White Castle.
RECORDS: Redemptorist 0-3, White Castle 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Redemptorist lost to Parkview Baptist, 48-6; White Castle lost to University, 57-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: REDEMPTORIST: RB Deno Mullins, WR Donald Gage, WR Russell Gage, QB Josh Courtney; WHITE CASTLE: WR-DB Terrance Taylor, RB Tyre Bracken, C-DT Gerad Carlin.
NOTEWORTHY: White Castle won its 12th straight game in Week 1 but has lost the past two. … Redemptorist closes a tough nondistrict schedule when 2A power Calvary Baptist visits next week. … Courtney has passed for 490 yards and two touchdowns, with three interceptions, through three games.
at Pointe Coupee Central
7 p.m. at Pointe Coupee Central.
RECORDS: St. Edmund 2-1, Pointe Coupee Central 1-2.
LAST WEEK: St. Edmund beat Mamou, 42-27; Pointe Coupee Central beat Madison Prep, 31-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. EDMUND: QB David Lafleur, WR-DB Andre Aguillard, WR-DB Adam Clause; POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: RB-LB Kevin Bourgeois, WB-CB Antonio Johnson, RB-LB David St. Cyr.
NOTEWORTHY: Lafleur, who has passed for 228 yards, rushed for 354 (with four touchdowns) last week. … The victory over Madison Prep earned Pointe Coupee Central its first win since early in the 2008 season. … This is a District 6-1A opener for both teams. Pointe Coupee Central played in 2A the past two years.
St. Helena Central
at East Iberville
7 p.m. at East Iberville.
RECORDS: St. Helena 1-2, East Iberville 3-0.
LAST WEEK: St. Helena lost to Kentwood, 46-32; East Iberville beat South Cameron, 44-18.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. HELENA: QB Robert Trout, WR Jonathan Butler, WR-FS Brandon Williams, OL-DL Jevonte Watson; EAST IBERVILLE: QB-LB Nicholas Brooks, RB Leonard Little, WR-DB Richard Johnson, WR-DB Darryl Ingram, OL-DL Reggie Brock.
NOTEWORTHY: East Iberville has rebounded from an 0-10 season last year with the 3-0 start in coach Kelcy Dotson’s third season at the helm. … After suffering a 36-0 shutout by Amite in the opener, St. Helena is averaging 30 points in the past two games.
St. John at Brusly
7 p.m. at Brusly.
RECORDS: St. John 2-1, Brusly 2-1.
LAST WEEK: St. John beat Opelousas Catholic, 49-19; Brusly lost to Riverside, 30-27.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JOHN: G Dakota Richard, C Chris Bordelon, OT-DL Curtis Jones, OT-DE Nathan Voisin; BRUSLY: OT Otis Spriggs, RB Dimario Jackson, CB Terrance West, MLB Brendon Alexander, DT Montel Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Davante Williams rushed for 216 yards and one touchdown and Hunter Schnebelen ran for 146 yards and three scores in last week’s rout of Opelousas Catholic. Six of St. John’s seven scores came via the ground game. … Christophe had 160 yards passing and 151 yards rushing in last week’s loss while accounting for three touchdowns. … Brusly took a 28-0 win vs. St. John in September 2008, the last time the schools met. St. John won 41-6 in 2007. … Brusly coach Erik Willis led St. John to Class 1A runner-up finishes in 1998 and 2006 in two stints as coach.
at False River Academy
7 p.m. at False River Academy.
RECORDS: Westminster 1-2, False River 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Westminster lost to Loreauville, 33-28; False River lost to Ascension Catholic, 28-3.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WESTMINSTER: QB-DB Luke Judice, RB-S Wesley Bellard, WR-LB Jalen Williams, FB-LB Andrew Smith; FALSE RIVER: RB Ashton Brooks, WR Kyle Blanchard, QB-WR-FS Brody Creppel, SS-DE Jonathan David, FB-DT Brock Rockforte, OL-LB Micah Butler.
NOTEWORTHY: Brooks leads False River’s run-heavy offense with 517 yards on 43 carries. … Westminster went 10-0 in the regular season last year before losing in the second round of the 1A playoffs. … Loreauville overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to beat Westminster last week.
at Central Private
7 p.m. at Central Private.
RECORDS: Bowling Green 3-2, 0-0 in MAIS 6-2A; Central Private 1-4, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Bowling Green beat Adams Country Christian, 44-21; Central Private lost to Parklane Academy, 41-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BOWLING GREEN: RB Hunter Thomas, QB Chris Lott; CENTRAL PRIVATE: OL Brennan West, WR Lance Wicker, RB-DB Ryan Bowman.
NOTEWORTHY: Central Private lost to Silliman Institute, 14-0, in a Sept. 2 District 6-2A opener. … Bowling Green is coached by former Hammond coach Carmon Moore, a Central High graduate. … Issues with depth have plagued Central Private this season.
at Oak Forest Academy
7 p.m. at Oak Forest, Amite.
RECORDS: Silliman 3-2, 1-0 in MAIS 6-2A; Oak Forest 1-4, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Silliman beat Columbia Academy, 23-7; Oak Forest lost to Centreville Academy, 35-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SILLIMAN: RB Cobb Kelly, FB-LB Austin Gayle, DL Rustin Lee, C-DL-K Brady Brian, DL Richard Colbey; OAK FOREST: RB Rahse Riggins.
NOTEWORTHY: Silliman beat Central Private, 14-0, in a Sept. 2 district opener. … Oak Forest played at the 3A level the past two years.